DOU­BLE CROSSWORD

Evening Times - - PUZZLES -

CRYP­TIC CLUES Across

1. Top-rank­ing direc­tors are right (9)

8. It can be seen in the Arc­tic ev­ery day (3)

9. In all hon­esty it’s the wrong thing to have in such purses (11)

11. One calls for a mi­gra­tory

bird (7)

12. Pos­si­bly bears a sword (5)

13. Take up the sum­mary again? (6)

15. The cap­tain’s game stand? (6)

17. What’s wrong? A fail­ure to hit the tar­get (5)

18. Old of­fi­cer be­long­ing to times long past (7)

20. Sort of bet it’s a bat­tery (11)

22. Al­lowed to be rented out (3)

23. Po­lice try to ruf­fle bard (5,4)

Down

2. The rub­bish dump is the very end (3)

3. It’s great ris­ing to a stub­born, in­tol­er­ant per­son (5)

4. Dessert right out of the roof tim­bers (6) 5. Kitchen rather than bed­room fur­ni­ture (7) 6. Ig­nor­ing in­struc­tions in bed, so diet is wrong (11)

7. Act again now (9)

10. Uses ice tart some­how to re­vive (11)

11. Give it sev­eral changes – it’s adapt­able (9)

14. Noted false US claim (7)

16. Sort of per­son to cul­ti­vate, per­haps (6)

19. In the disco, li­cen­tious per­son gets stom­ach pains! (5)

21. Noth­ing you and I are ex­pected to pay (3)

QUICK CLUES

Across

1. Whirlpool (9)

8. Ev­ery (3)

9. Tem­po­rary (11)

11. Ve­he­ment (7)

12. Form of en­ter­tain­ment (5)

13. Hate (6)

15. Post­pone (6)

17. Craze (5)

18. News (7)

20. Heed­less (11)

22. Brown (3)

23. Dis­cuss (9)

Down

2. Tune (3)

3. Off­spring (5)

4. Up­lifted (6)

5. Sov­er­eign (7)

6. Ill-will (11)

7. In­no­cent (9)

10. Salient (11)

11. Com­pen­sa­tion (9)

14. Hone (7)

16. Force­ful (6)

19. Ten­dency (5)

21. Fruit (3)

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